Healthservice accessibility statement

This accessibility statement applies to all content published on https://healthservice.hse.ie/staff/.

This website is run by the Health Service Executive (HSE).

We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website.

For example, that means you should be able to:

  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader
  • view content in different ways without losing information or structure

We’ve also made the text as easy to understand as possible.

Less accessible parts of the site

Some parts of this website are not fully accessible. For example, some pages have links to websites or software that we do not own or manage and so cannot guarantee their accessibility.

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format email digital@hse.ie. We will get back to you within 7 days.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact digital@hse.ie.

Enforcement procedure

If you are not happy with our response, or you want to raise an accessibility issue that is not related to this website, you can make a complaint online at the HSE complaints and feedback section.

Compliant status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.1 AA standard.

Non-accessible content

The content that is not accessible is listed below. We aim to fix these issues by December 2022 and to carry out a new audit in January 2023.

Content that is non-accessible

  • Some pages have text and line-heights that are not dynamic.
  • Some images are missing suitable alternative text.
  • Not all user interface components can be programmatically determined by all users.
  • Some pages have links that are not descriptive enough.
  • Some pages have focus order issues that affect users on different assistive technologies.
  • Some pages have links to websites or software that we do not own or manage and so cannot guarantee their accessibility.

PDFs and non-PDF documents

Some documents are not accessible in a number of ways including missing text alternatives and missing document structure.

Contact digital@hse.ie to request documents in an alternative format.

Disproportionate burden

We believe that fixing the accessibility problems with some content in PDFs and video would be disproportionate because the relevant content is currently being updated.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 02 August 2022. It was last reviewed on 09 August 2022. This website was last tested for accessibility issues on 05 August 2022. The test was carried out by HSE Digital.

How we did the test

We use the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 Level A and Level AA to test and audit the level of conformance.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We have assembled a multi-disciplinary team who are working on accessibility on an ongoing basis. Departments and agencies are urgently fixing content which fails to meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.1 AA standard. We will update this page when issues are fixed.